ATA Airlines Expands Codeshare with Southwest Airlines to Hawaii; Customers in Albany, Providence, Baltimore, Hartford, Long Island/Islip, Philadelphia, Manchester and Raleigh/Durham Gain More Access to Hawaii via Las Vegas on Low-Fare Airlines

New Codeshare Connections via Las Vegas Increase Low-Fare Travel Options to Hawaii in 29 Southwest Codeshare Cities

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- ATA Airlines (Pink Sheets:ATAHQ) announces another major expansion of its codeshare agreement with Southwest Airlines to include Las Vegas connections for travel to Hawaii. The expansion makes ATA's low-fare service to Honolulu available to customers in 10 more Southwest markets and provides additional flight options for customers in another 19 markets. With this addition to the codeshare agreement, ATA and Southwest continue to expand codeshare opportunities for the fare-conscious traveling public including Albany, Providence, Baltimore, Hartford, Long Island/Islip, Philadelphia, Manchester and Raleigh/Durham.

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"We are excited to continue to build on the successful codeshare service we introduced with Southwest in February," said Stan Hula, ATA's Vice President, Planning. "The addition of the Las Vegas-to-Honolulu connection service is the next logical step in our codeshare program. Many more Southwest Customers on the East Coast now have access and can take advantage of the great low fares to one of the most popular vacation destinations."

As a result of the Las Vegas-to-Honolulu expansion, ATA will, for the first time, provide low-fare service to Honolulu for connecting codeshare flights from the following Southwest cities: Albany, Amarillo, Kansas City, West Palm Beach, Reno, San Antonio, Seattle, Tulsa and Tucson. The expansion also means more low-fare options are available to Honolulu from 19 more Southwest cities like Baltimore, Columbus, Hartford, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Salt Lake City and more.

 Sample fares and routings:                       Daily
                                                  Each way
 From Honolulu          To/From                   Fares(a) 
 -------------          -------                   -----
                        Albany(b)                 $224

                        Baltimore(b)              $219

                        Hartford(b)               $224

                        Long Island/Islip(b)      $229

                        Manchester(b)             $229

                        Philadelphia(b)           $219

                        Raleigh/Durham(b)         $224

Fares are daily, each way based on a 7-day advance round-trip purchase in coach class on The first ever codeshare arrangement between two low-fare airlines continues to gain popularity. On May 14, ATA announced it carried over 100,000 passengers with Southwest when it marked the 100th day of codeshare.

ATA Airlines, headquartered in Indianapolis, now in its 32nd year of operation, offers "easy" and affordable travel to major business centers and popular vacation destinations like New York, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Hawaii, Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Through direct and connecting codeshare flights, ATA now serves customers in more than 70 markets. From its major hub operation at Chicago's Midway Airport, the airline offers 15 nonstop flights to the New York area every business day and a convenient daily schedule of nonstop flights to many other locations. For more information, visit

(a) Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include a September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. Fares are available for travel thru 10/28/05 and must be purchased by 7/25/05, Midnight (EDT). Blackout dates include 9/1/05-9/2/05 and 9/5/05. Fares may not be available for purchase during high-volume travel periods. Fares are daily, each way based on a 7-day advance round-trip purchase in coach class on or by calling 1-800-I-FLY-ATA; non-refundable; subject to change without notice. Tickets cost $5 more if purchased by phone at ATA reservations centers or at ticket counters. First date of travel to Honolulu from San Antonio begins on 9/14/05. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and dates. Passenger facility charge of up to $18 per round-trip is not included in fares. Photo I.D. required for flight check-in. For deaf and hearing-impaired callers, TTY 800-293-6194.

(b) Connecting service provided by Southwest Airlines.


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